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Vocabulary for talking about films

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LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson, students learn and practise useful language for talking about films and discuss their preferences related to watching films. 

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
B1 / Intermediate
75 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

LEAD-IN & FILM LANGUAGE

The lead-in starts with a guessing game. Students analyse seven quotes and have to decide which film genre they might hear them in choosing from nine given types (e.g. thriller, action film, cartoon). Then, they create their own quotes for the extra two film types. They move on to another task in which they look at three photos showing different scenes from films and speculate about what types of films they might be and what’s happening in the photos. The following activity introduces students to some film language. They read ten sentences with ten highlighted film words (e.g. dubbing, special effects, subtitles) and answer seven questions about them to check if their meanings are clear. As a follow-up, students discuss the sentences from the previous task again and decide whether they agree with them or not. The next step focuses on adjectives to describe films. Students classify eleven adjectives into positive or negative, look at seven film titles and say which adjectives might be best to describe them and why.

VIDEO & TALKING ABOUT FILMS

The second part of the lesson starts with two trailers. After watching them for the first time, students try to guess which would be more amusing and why. Then, they read seven gapped quotes from the trailers and choose one word (out of three given options) to complete them. They watch the trailers again to check their answers and also to match each quote to the correct trailer. The listening activity is followed by a discussion which gives students the opportunity to put into practice the film language they learnt earlier. Finally, students discuss their preferences related to watching films, choosing which out of two given options they like best (e.g. do you prefer to watch a film at the cinema or at home?).

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  1. partofthelight

    Simply amazing. Thank you so much <3

  2. Ewa

    Thanks 🙂 Hope your students enjoy it!

  3. Milly Tanner

    Where were the pictures for the movie scenes taken from? My students wanted to know the movies lol

    1. Ewa

      Hi Milly! I’m afraid they’re not from actual movies. They’re just speaking prompts 🙂

  4. Jovanka

    Thanks! This is very useful to what I’m trying to achieve with my students.

    1. Ewa

      I hope it sparks a lot of conversation 🙂

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